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The Barbara Becker Girard Postcard Collection

Title

The Barbara Becker Girard Postcard Collection

Description

A collection of postcards featuring buildings and places around West Hartford, Connecticut.

Collection Items

Old Post Office, West Hartford, Connecticut
Postcard showing the front façade of 8 North Main Street. The colonial home, built in 1832, was at one time owned by the Andrews family and housed the West Hartford Post Office. At the time of this picture, it was a restaurant.

Reading Room, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, Conn.
Black and white postcard showing female college students studying; no message nor postmark on reverse.

Dining Room, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, Conn.
Black and white postcard showing students gathered for a meal in the college dining room; no message nor postmark on reverse.

Riding Class, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, Connecticut
Black and white postcard showing female college students on horseback. Message on reverse; stamped and postmarked 1944.

Thompson's Corner, West Hartford, Conn
Black and white postcard sent in 1905 to Miss Nellie Comstock in Ivoryton, Connecticut from her "Aunt E." Message on front; address, stamp and postmark 1905 on reverse.

The Burgoyne Elms, West Hartford, Conn
Black and white private mailing card showing the elm trees said to be planted on October 16, 1777 to celebrate the surrender of General Burgoyne to General Gates, ending the War of Revolution. These are the trees which gave the Elmwood area of West…

Talcott House, West Hartford
Black and white photograph with note penciled on the reverse indicating that it is the Talcott House. This home is located on New Britain Avenue in the Elmwood area of West Hartford.

Sarah Whitman Hooker House
Black and white postcard sent in 1944 to Mr. G. Vernon Talbot in Meriden, CT. The front shows the home which stands on the southeast side of the intersection of South Main Street and New Britain Avenue in the Elmwood area of West Hartford. The…

Noah Webster House and Tree, West Hartford, Conn.
Black and white postcard showing the birthplace of Noah Webster, author of the first American dictionary. A hand-written note indicates that it is located at the "south end of Main St." No message on reverse.

Saint Brigid's School, Elmwood, Conn.
Black and white postcard showing the entrance to Saint Brigid's School, located on Mayflower Street in the Elmwood section of West Hartford. No Message on reverse.
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